I guess I will try to fill you in on everything (that I can remember). Now I know this is going to sound like a parent talking about their child, but hey, these ARE my kids and this blog is where I document stuff.
This summer was the first summer with both pups and you can bet we had a blast. Aside from the 28-hour road trip we took with the dogs (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) we did manage to squeeze in a few more things.
Stats as of now, Tomlin is 20 months old and weighs 43 lbs and Rooney is 10 months and weighs 56lbs!!! Tomlin looks like a little dog next to Rooney now! I can't believe we've got his first birthday right around the corner!
When we got back from our road trip, Rooney got his first ear infection and we noticed that he started getting puppy acne. They call it acne, but it isn’t really pimples, just small tumors that surface and go away after a couple weeks. They are pretty common in labs for the first two years. Tomlin had some on her right leg when she was smaller. Rooney gets them under his chin, and I’m probably the only person in the world that finds them cute; I’m okay with that.sleep on the floor. She couldn’t use her front right leg at all. I was certain, 100% it was broken and still had no idea how it happened. The Mr said we should wait it out to see if it was really broken, because we really didn’t want to pay for a vet visit if it wasn’t anything. I was overly nervous about this, but she was sitting still (and I stayed home with her), and no bones were sticking out or anything, so I agreed to wait, but you can bet I was watching her like a hawk. She didn’t move it or put weight on it at all; she wouldn’t even stand to eat. We live on the third floor so we had to carry her up and down the stairs for her “business time”. Then on Sunday night at dinner I suggested to Phil that we take her in to the vet on Monday. Then just as we made that decision, she put a little weight on it to eat her dinner (good timing pup!). She was still hoping around on 3 legs, but we decided to wait a little longer. We restricted her movement and carried her when needed and after about 2 weeks she started using her foot with a little limp. After 3 weeks, she was using it again and we started with slow walks and then a month later we took her back to the park. Again I have no idea what happened to her, but I’m glad we didn’t take her when it was probably just a sprain that needed to just heal (good call hubby).
Rooney’s favorite thing right now is to sit outside of the bathroom and wait for a single square of toilet paper to be slipped under the door to play with. This fascinates him for hours!
These two absolutely love each other. It is so funny to watch them play. When one isn’t home, the other sits by the door and cries the entire time. They’re the “bestest” of friends.”
This picture is from early in the summer when they were about the same size, when Rooney finally learned to “sit”We have switched their food. They were on an all organic chicken and rice diet, but are now on organic lamb and rice. We’ve stopped puppy food completely and moved to "all ages", but they still eat better than we do I think.
Lil ‘T after her first trip back at the dog park after she hurt her wrist. She was snoring so loud we had to turn the TV up to hear. Her little tongue sticking out is so cute!